Listen to selections from this list on our Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist. All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our retail links, however, Pitchfork may earn an affiliate commission. By the time Big Thief released U.
The rock and roll world exists well beyond the realm of Active Rock radio or the confines of North America. In fact, many of the songs featured received no spins at all. The goal of Hard Rock Daddy is to expose our readers not just to songs, but also to the artists who create the music, which is why each song on the list features a short blurb. Click on the image above to listen to the songs. The list is designed as much for flow as it is for rankings perhaps even more so.
50. Puppy: The Goat
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. If some of what made our list comes from artists not necessarily considered "rock," perhaps it's because the genre gave them the best opportunity to vent their frustrations. On the brighter side, it definitely has to do with the continued breakdown of genre barriers that's left list makers a bit confused, but artists free to experiment more than ever. Post Malone feat. He called upon the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, to add a jolt of authenticity, while fellow Texan Travis Scott floats above the melancholic production. Opting to rap in a biting manner while dropping N-words left and right instead of soulfully crooning, Clark Jr. While Gaskarth and Hoppus' voices pair seamlessly no surprise, as Blink heavily influenced ATL , "Drug" represents the uniting of more than a guy and his hero.
We're used to this. The marquee names make their money out on the road, with a single night's gate receipts supplying a band like Metallica with the kind of income a successful album might take months to generate. Instead, we look towards new music. And for anyone open-minded enough to keep exploring, anyone still excited by the prospect of hearing something they haven't heard before, has seen a bumper crop of releases. So we asked you to choose your favourite albums of so far, the results are in, and we're delighted to see plenty of new music amongst some very familiar names. Congratulations to all who who made the Final 50, and to those artists who created enough noise to leap unexpectedly into the reckoning. You know who you are, and we salute you.